Mixit slurry stirrers any good?

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by Cider drinker, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. stirrer

    stirrer Member

    Location:
    devon
    know who you are from September ish! --. i have you on my books tel ending 699?? it is 2 others?
     
  2. Rob_AD

    Rob_AD Member

    Yah thats me. Tell the others to get moving! lol
     
  3. Superted820

    Superted820 Member

    Location:
    Cornwall.
    I tend to gently lower the stirrer down until the impeller just touches the floor and then lift it up some - this is with the machine stationary obviously! The impeller wants to be roughly half the depth to get it swirling well. The auger will help get a real cyclone going on. Tremendous machines.
     
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  4. Peppa pig

    Peppa pig Member

    Location:
    Castle douglas
    As above really. the lined lagoons here have a concrete pad on floor and up bank a couple of metres so as theres no chance of hitting liner.i had a jetter mixer for 4 years and would take a bit of convincing to go back due to running and purchase cost.have managed to mix all the same lagoons with a mix-it so far.
     
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  5. stirrer

    stirrer Member

    Location:
    devon
    just received this from a recently supplied tower customer---------
    the ram may have been bent by landing on the tanks edge.


    Just a quick note to let you know that we have just completely mixed the store, not sure if I told you but we had a crust of green(nettles and grass) at least 5 feet thick.

    Over the last 3 years we have just taken out the liquid with out stirring.

    We thought that getting the tank mixed would be a winter project as we had to stir get what we could out then add more water and gradually more and more has moved. Will try and get you before and after photo's if your interested.

    Only problem we have had is the lift ram has slightly bent I suspect from big "icebergs" going over the stirrer. If we were to replace the ram it would be better if it was a little stronger.

    Overall we are very pleased with the performance of the stirrer, Regards Richard
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2017
  6. hedger7050

    hedger7050 Member

    How much is a 3 meter extension? We've had our mix it stirrer now for got to be going on 12 years or more used on sand slurry and only on its second impeller. When we changed impeller we went for the bigger one and have twisted two ptos since but apart from that a brilliant machine!!
     
  7. stirrer

    stirrer Member

    Location:
    devon
    The larger impeller is close to the limit for the 2500 pto. I always suggest to contractors or busy stirrers that they have a 2600 series pto.
    The downside is the doubling in the price of the pto. It is essential to use Walterscheid replacement U/J's as cheap ones are a waste of time.
    These impellers do deliver 150hp - thus they are quicker than coventional single stage impellers and leave pumps for dead! The malgar type impellers cavitate - create a vacuum - if more than 80hp is supplied.
    When stirring at depth (sand - sediment etc) the impeller takes more power so the U/J's are more bent and under full load.
    Again, I recommend the smaller impeller in these situations.

    With conventional stirring of crust at say two feet depth, the air entrainment reduces the power requirement and the angle is lower so the 2500 is ok.
    Finally, to totally bore you, the U/J's MUST be equally bent to extend their life and give smooth running - better for the tractor.

    The 3m extension frame with pto and ram is £1900 DELIVERED. This is expensive to send as it is classed as 3 pallets.
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2017
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  8. stirrer

    stirrer Member

    Location:
    devon
    Rob, the 2 lagoon machines and extension frame for NI were collected by www.sheldonclaytongroup.co.uk/
    i am making tower stirrers at the moment so if you like their price - give me a ring.
     
  9. Rob_AD

    Rob_AD Member

    Could do with one at the moment!! Will give you a call to discuss, I am sure I can get it home somehow
     
  10. Davy

    Davy Member

    Location:
    North NI
    Does anyone use a 360 digger to mount a stirrer off, and would any oil motors be powerful enough to drive a propellor enough to mix a tower?
     
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  11. Hilly

    Hilly Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders.
    Ive a mix it and very happy with it, infact its excellent, fully recommend one.
     
  12. Rob_AD

    Rob_AD Member

    Same, I bought John’s biggest tower mixer. It’s a fantastic tool, not something you could leave with any idiot though as it’s a beast even on a 200hp tractor. I’m getting phone calls from people wanting it to mix their tanks, probably a niche little market in some areas
     
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  13. Bet tractor drinks some fuel on that job,
     
  14. Hilly

    Hilly Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders.
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    Mine just ticks over . Mf35 could drive one if it had the weight too hold the thing takes a big tractor to handle it.
     
  15. Slurry pumps make a tractor work hard,
     
  16. Hilly

    Hilly Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders.
    75hp fils my tower, anything less wont work.
     
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  17. Can stationary pto work be bad for tractor over long periods of time ?
     
  18. Hilly

    Hilly Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders.
    No, good as same revs all the time, stationary engines can do many more hrs than tractor engines that get revved up and down etc.
     
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  19. Suppose thing is in stationary work the gear box isn't being used,
     
  20. Hilly

    Hilly Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders.
    Just have too keep an eye on cooling, stationary have uprated cooling packages.
     
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